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Linear Obsessional Recordings

Richard Sanderson

Linear Obsessional is a label for free digital recordings, and limited edition physical runs of experimental and improvised music by musicians from around the globe.

Most of the music is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This meansthat the music presented here is free to download, and you are welcome (indeed encouraged) to share it, and use it how you wish, as long as full credit is given to the creators. There are a few exceptions, where the artist has specified a different licence, and the occasional physical release.

Linear Obsessional is put together by Richard Sanderson, an improvising musician based in South London.

For much more information please visit the Linear Obsessional Website


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by The Original Beekeepers
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Linear Obsessional presents the new album from English underground pop mainstays The Original Beekeepers, who have been releasing low-level works of sardonic pop genius for the best part of 30 years.  "How The River Runs Dry" is a collection of interconnected songs that piece together a story set in British suburbia. Featuring dryly humorous lyrics and the kind of intricate arrangements (including a brass section and guest vocalists) for which the band has become known, this album,...
Topics: The Original Beekeepers, London, English Pop, Pop, Linear Obsessional, Suburbia
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by Mike Cooper
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Linear Obsessional is delighted to present this album of two recent pieces by the legendary British folk/blues/world/avant garde guitarist Mike Cooper.  "Forbidden Delta Planet Blues" is a long form work built from over lapping loops and featuring some beautiful Hawaiian style slide guitar.  "The Pain Was Bad, But The Tuna Good" is a spellbinding live solo performance recorded at London's 100 Years Gallery. "Forbidden Delta Planet Blues" is a solo for a steel...
Topics: Mike Cooper, slide guitar, avant garde, loops, Linear Obsessional
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by Various Artists
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Linear Obsessional's third annual "open access" release is built around a simple premise - open your window and record two minutes of what you can hear. Interacting with it live if you wish, or editing and processing the recordings later.  From this concept has emerged this 85 track, 2 hour 50 minute compilation of extraordinary recordings from all over the world. The download also includes a 62 page booklet of detailed notes, photographs and an essay. credits released December 24,...
Topics: field recordings, global, experimental, improvised, window, linear obsessional
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by Nada
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Linear Obsessional is delighted to present this beautifully recorded collection of free improvisations by Nada. Nada is the duo of Roger Mills - Trumpet and Hervé Perez - alto sax. The improvisations that make up "Mirror Image" are revelatory, as both musicians explore a huge range of sonic textures through extended technique, and make for a fascinating and engrossing listen as they search out their common ground. Interestingly although both musicians had played together via internet...
Topics: free improvisation, trumpet, saxophone, nada, Linear obsessional
Linear Obsessional Recordings
by Jude Cowan Montague and Steve Layton
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These sound poems were created after four series of photographs by Jason Larkin and put together for 'The News Agents' on Resonance FM in early 2014. Readings were initially recorded in Montague's home studio before being sent to Layton for their acoustic treatment. credits Jason Larkin is a British photographer, internationally recognised for his long-term social documentary projects, environmental portraiture and landscape reportage. His immersive process and slower approach to journalism...
Topics: poetry, photography, jude cowan montague, steve layton, experimental, experimental
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by Paco Rossique
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Linear Obsessional launches back into action with this evocative and hallucinatory album of new sound works by the Canary Islands based artist Paco Rossique. Created from treated field recordings and the unique timbres of the prepared piano - "Collages & Dispersions" is a wonderful piece of work that rewards many listens. The download comes with a PDF of texts and extraordinary images by the artist. A very limited physical edition is available from http://linearobsessional.org
Topics: field recordings, prepared piano, Canary Islands, Paco Rossique, experimental, linear obsessional
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by David Vélez
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Linear Obsessional is proud to release this extraordinary piece of sound art by the Colombian composer and installation artist David Vélez. "Unaware" is a long scale piece exploring the effects of low frequencies, and is intended to be played through loud speakers. The piece effectively "plays" your listening environment. "More than any piece I have ever composed, the space where this composition is projected and the objects found in there, become instrumental in the...
Topics: sound art, colombia, David Velez, noise, sub-bass, Linear Obsessional
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by c.reider
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Linear Obsessional is proud to present "Tape Loops" - the fruit several months labour by the Colorado based composer c.reider. Getting deep into the process and working with thrift-store cassettes he uses a number of radical techniques to create his tape loops, including lengthening the tape, shredding it , making new tapes from tiny fragments and reassembling them.  The resulting piece is a haunting and mesmeric meditation on the texture of sound recorded on magnetic tape and is one...
Topics: tape loops, c.reider, linear obsessional, experimental